How would you finish this sentence: “When I look in the mirror, my biggest challenge is . . . ” Note I didn’t use self-negating words like “What I hate” or “what I have to change”.
The “challenge” can be something psychological, like “accepting the fact that my face isn’t so taut anymore” (OK that’s one of mine). Or “recognizing that I have hips like almost all women, and not like the 3% who are naturally built like supermodels.”
Or the challenge may be (and this is confessional too), that “I get a bit lazy” about going the extra step to improve my look. Black tee, check. Dark jeans, check. Everything clean and fresh? Yes – ready to go. My “challenge” is to take a few extra moments to reflect about a scarf, bracelet, killer shoe or lipstick that will raise my physical confidence.
I almost never get my outfits ready the night before. I envy women who do. They are probably much better put together the next morning (duh) and have fewer mirror-challenges. So I am working on this. Many of you bloggers are helping me.
|So fresh, so cool, so organized! OK, it’s Barbie, but still, I envy.|
I am working on the other issues too — about the not-quite-so-young (but Not Dead Yet) face that looks back at me. This is head-and-heart work. Recently I have been saying aloud things like “You’ve got your own face now, and you earned it, congratulations!” and “That smile has something interesting to say.”
My goal is to have many endings for this sentence: “When I look in the mirror, what I love is . . .”
Please share any ways you might complete the sentences. I’d love to hear your thoughts.